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Memorable Manitobans: William Robert “Bill” Wallcraft (1900-1992)

Farmer, curator.

Born on a farm in the RM of Pembina on 12 November 1900, son of John Wallcraft and Annie Margaret Catherine Wallace (1874-1956), he married Gretta Riddell (1899-?) in 1926 and they had two sons, Robert Keith Wallcraft (1929-2012, husband of Elizabeth Joan Twilley, son-in-law of Fred A. Twilley) and Kelvin Wallcraft. He founded the Archibald Museum on his farm in 1970, having collected artifacts since around 1945. He died at Swan Lake on 5 December 1992 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at La Riviere.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Archibald Museum (RM of Pembina)

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere Historical Book Committee, c1979. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.L38 Tur]

“Wallcraft’s vision preserves past,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 1980, page 4.

“Museum leans left of centre,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 1990, page 135.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1992, page 24.

Obituary [Robert Keith Wallcraft], Manitou Western Canadian, 13 March 2012, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2017

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